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Cancer

08 July 2010

Could Hot Weather Affect Results of a Colorectal Cancer Test?

One type of screening test appears to be less reliable in summer than in winter, Italian researchers found

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Cancers of the colon or rectum generally have a good prognosis when caught early, and the most common, non-invasive way to detect it is a procedure known as the fecal occult blood test, or FOBT, which looks for blood hidden in the stool.

 

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